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Noxen Man Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Law

July 7, 2018

A convicted sex offender who failed to register a change of address when he moved into Wyoming County could face as much as two years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to obstruction of administrative law. Kevin Elwood Garey, 50, was discovered by police in January to be residing the previous three weeks in a camper on Wilson Road in Noxen. Under Megan’s Law, sex offenders are to register a change of address within three days of moving, and the previous known address for Carey had been at Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. In 2014, he faced similar charges in Luzerne County after having not properly registered after moving there from Kentucky. Court records show he was sentenced to 12-36 months in prison after the Luzerne County incident. Garey was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in 1999 involving a 9-year-old child in Whitley County, Ore. In Wyoming County, he had faced a felony count of failure to register with state police and a misdemeanor count of obstruction of law, but under a plea arrangement between District Attorney Jeff Mitchell and Garey’s attorney Tim Michaels, Garey will not be prosecuted on the felony charge at the time of sentencing on the other charge. Contact the writer: bbaker@wcexaminer.com

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